Tag Archives: Accessibility

App empowers persons with disabilities to ride bus

Online application provides step-by-step assistance on the go Guelph, Ont., December 3, 2015 – Guelph Transit, in collaboration with Magusmode, released an interactive web-based application designed to empower people with cognitive disabilities to ride the bus independently. The application, designed by Magnusmode, now includes Guelph Transit information presented in five unique card decks: How to buy tickets and passes Riding the bus Riding the bus with your wheelchair How to transfer buses Getting help and having a safe, comfortable ride “This tool makes it easier for persons with cognitive disabilities to purchase tickets and ride the bus by providing easy to follow instructions,” says Phil Meagher, general manager of Guelph Transit. “This application will also be a good support tool for teaching seniors, children, and… Continue reading App empowers persons with disabilities to ride bus

Guelph to consider Internet voting for 2014 municipal election

Internet voting offers electors more accessibility and convenience Guelph, On, July 5, 2013 – On July 16, the City’s Governance Committee will consider using remote Internet voting as an optional alternative to paper ballots at voting places, during the advance voting period in the 2014 municipal election. “The City is exploring ways municipal voting can be more convenient and accessible to Guelph voters,” said City Clerk, Blair Labelle. ” Academic and best practices research confirms Internet voting—compared to vote-by-mail and telephone voting—offers the greatest benefits and poses the least amount of risk.” Guelph residents also support the use of Internet voting, according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the City last month. The findings from 600 telephone interviews conducted by Oraclepoll Research Ltd. reveal… Continue reading Guelph to consider Internet voting for 2014 municipal election

Accessible parking spaces added while major retrofit of West Parkade elevator underway

GUELPH, ON, February 8, 2012—Elevator #1 in the City’s West Parkade requires a major retrofit to ensure its continued safe operation. This elevator has been in use for 26 years and is near the end of its working life. The City will contract a qualified company to retrofit the elevator and this work is expected to be complete by June. “The City is very conscious of our responsibility to provide a safe, reliable and efficient elevator system to our customers” Allister McIlveen, Manager, Traffic and Parking Elevator #1 has been regularly maintained and repaired as needed. Built in 1985, the elevator’s original equipment has now reached its life expectancy and is due for a major retrofit. The elevator’s inner workings, including the engine and hydraulic… Continue reading Accessible parking spaces added while major retrofit of West Parkade elevator underway

Renewed National Historic Site becomes barrier-free

Renovations at Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court improve access to justice GUELPH, ON, December 7, 2010 – The recent renovations at 59 Carden Street allow barrier-free access to Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court. “The goal of this renovation was to provide access to justice in a fully functional and accessible court facility while preserving the unique heritage features of this great National Historic Site,” says Brad Coutts, Manager of Court Services. The building at 59 Carden Street served as Guelph City Hall from 1856 to 2009. The building was designated by the City under the Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1978 and declared a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1991. Guelph’s new City Hall is located just… Continue reading Renewed National Historic Site becomes barrier-free